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that supports the real economy, not just trading profits of a large financial institution. >> were you surprised by anything you heard at those hearings? >> i was. i viewed i, like a lot of peopl jpmorgan chase as a free will managed bank. i was surprised at them to build these huge positions and even when he started calling foul, the next level of management above him really didn't get on top of it. i was not surprised by appalled by the way they were manipulating their models that are supposed to be able to determine how much risk is involved in various trading positions. >> what advantage did they gain from manipulating those positions? >> well, there were a couple things going on. one was it was clear they were trying to boost their regulatory capital ratios in anticipation of new capital rules coming into effect. this is a key defect with the way regulators bank. regulators view capital adequacy at these large banks. they left those capital ratios to be determined in part by the risk models of the banks. the banks produce models that say these assets are safer. that means they can report a
angela merkel, just when she needed a victory with hard-hit eurozone economies contracting and german taxpayers nervous of the cost of bailouts. opposition parties are demanding the chancellor improve her track record. >> the fiscal cliffhanger in cyprus has turned into a major headache for angela merkel in her role as crisis manager. for many on the island, germany as part of the problem, but she points out that the troika is the negotiating partner for any bailout, not germany. >> politically, it is important that cyprus create a sustainable banking sector for the future. their current model is not sustainable. >> merkel also stressed that the eu had requested a levy on private accounts above 100,000 euros and not the 20,000 suggested by cyprus' government, but the german government says the cyprus debacle is covered in angela merkel's fingerprints and she must find a solution. >> the chancellor must make sure that the deal is struck which represents the interests of cyprus and stabilizes the european economic zone. >> but according to mrs. merkel, the ball is now in cyprus' court.
that we can't do anything about climate change that the experts are urging us to do and keep our economy growing. what's the argument to respond to that? >> well, i'll tell you, that is a myth. it's a false choice. it's a zero sum game. you either can grow the economy or you can protect the environment, okay? so i changed the question, and i've been doing this now for several years. i said, okay, here's the question: do you believe that protecting the environment harms the economy and costs jobs, has no impact on the economy or jobs, or actually grows the economy and improves jobs? okay? and what do we find? an overwhelming majority of americans, and i'm talking like two-thirds of americans, say that it either has no impact or it actually improves the economy. in fact, that's the most frequently chosen answer is that most americans don't see this as an inherent contradiction. >> what you're saying is that a big powerful industry controls or affects the outcomes of perception in this country disproportionately to what most people think? >> that's right. and, in part, they're able to do th
over republicans handling the economy to just a four-point advantage. congress is down there with saddam hussein and gaddafi and popularity, except that the other guys, being dead, don't really care. congress does. the president has to do the charm offensive because he got cocky. he won the election and he crushed republicans on the fiscal cliff, and he tried to do it on sequester. sequester, the way he pushed it, was a mistake. he overshot with talk of the apocalypse, which exposed and to ridicule. but then he acted so cynically with the biggest example being the shutting down of the white house tours, and people can understand that the administration was deliberately trying to find stuff that would be painful and visible rather than being economical with cuts. that is white and he had to retreat -- why he had to retreat. purposes.s serves two it makes the eu and look efficient by contrast, and makes the president's job rating look good by comparison. a continuing resolution, a washington speech, -- to fund, government's there will be an agreement on that pit the crunc
,488. the euro of slightly trading at $1.2948. >> some positive news for the european economy today. airbus has just signed the biggest civil aviation deal in history. it is with ryanair. >> it will provide a much-needed boost to the economy promising to secure 5000 jobs in france alone over the coming decade. >> the signatures are worth a lot of money. airbus will likely discount package of 234 plans, they have a list price of 18 billion euro. assembly will take part in france with parts from several european locations. it will be at capacity for four years. >> of bills meanwhile pride that we epitomize european success. we are working together to create jobs. >> the deal means more than money and well paying jobs. ryanair is a new customer for airbus. they have previously purchased all their planes from their arrival, boeing. >> the western-backed opposition is meeting in istanbul to p ick the new prime minister. the first tasks is creating a cabinet. >> the conflict is expected to escalate further with britain and france say they plan on our main local groups. especially when it comes to pol
as possible, and spur economic growth. the band bought bounds to pump liquidity into the economy. but he expressed that he had taken extreme care to make sure they did not end you have shouldering the country's debt. also, he said they could not change fast enough to keep up with the ageing population. chief researcher spoke about his time in his he criticized the boj governor for not working hard enough to get the country out of deflation. >> translator: end deflation. he failed to clearly outlike the boj's responsibilities and to appeal to the public that they would take aggressive steps. >> but he gave him ret for stabilizing the system. >>> transportation officials sri lanka have opened a new international airport with a lot of help from china. they have high hopes it will give the economy a boost. cholaphansa narula in bangkok is following the story. president mahinda rajapaksa attended the ceremony. he sees it as a way for sri lanka to revitalize itself. nhk world reports. >> reporter: the airport was built in the southern district. the first flight arrived on monday. coming out of
the week. the bureau could recover a little bit, despite economic disappointing data. the german economy seems to lose momentum. the ifo index dropped for the first time in a month. emma we stay in frankfurt for a closer look at the numbers. the dax fell just slightly, but bigger losses over the course of the week, finishing at 7911. that is how it went in the week in the euro stoxx 50. let's call it finishing flat. across the atlantic on wall street, the dow slightly higher, 14,496. the euro trading higher at a value of $1.2979. u.s. president barack obama has been in jordan this friday on the final leg of his middle east tour. talks with jordan's king focused primarily on the civil war in neighboring syria. >> obama said he was worried syria could become a haven for muslim extremists -- when, not if president assad is ousted. he urged the international community to work together to make sure there is a credible opposition ready to step into the breach. >> the final leg of barack obama's tour of the middle east will be dominated by one issue. with the conflict in syria on going, jordan
a summit of the brics group of emerging economies, including brazil, india, russia and the host nation. he wants to bring the block closer together so it can exert more influence. in tanzania, in the republic of conga, president xi will work on the natural resources needed to feed china's economic engine. analysts say the chinese leader is being strategic with his first trip abroad. they say he is trying to strengthen ties with russia and emerging economies to give china more global influence in a world where the united states plays a leading role. takafumi terui, nhk world. >>> investigators looking into this week's cyberattack against south korean broadcasters and banks are withdrawing a claim they made early on. they initially said a malicious code came from an internet address in china. now they say that's not the case. a computer virus triggered a massive failure at three broadcasters, including kbs and three major banks. it disabled more than 32,000 computers. investigators said a day later the virus that hackers sent to a cooperative bank originated from a chinese ip address. they n
that the depreciation of the yen. a new trend is emerging among investors worldwide expecting a global scale economy they are moving to lower risk bond so they can buy into higher return stocks. the sale strategy for japanese bond hasn't paid off so far but he's confident that the prices will permit in the near future. >> we will continue to do that for the next five to seven years. we'll maintain this position every year for the next foreseeable future. you'll have to be positioned because when they move they will move very quickly. >> reporter: when japanese bond prices remain stable or will they crash as fast as managers expect. all eyes are now on abe's new economic strategy. >> the nikkei is opening lower this friday. i'll leave you with a check on other markets. >>> the car bomb exploded at the refugee camp in an area bordering afghanistan. it's a known stronghold for islamist insurgent groups. l local police said 12 people were killed and 20 wounded. >> translator: i was near the food distribution point when there was a big explosion. i don't know what happened. >> camp residents have been af
levels of economic stimulus. they will continue to support the gradual recovery in the economy until there's clear sign of improvement. the decision was made at a two-day policy meeting that ended on wednesday. they said the u.s. committee is growing moderately. they pointed to continued improvement in the housing market and a rise in household spending and corporate capital investment. the unemployment rate remains high at the upper 7% level. they warned against a fiscal policy stemming from mandatory stemming cuts. fed officials say the bank will continue to eject funds into the market giving these challenges. they are doing this by buying $85 billion worth of mortgage backed security and long term government bonds each month. they will maintain a near 0% interest rate policy. some federal reserve officials have expressed concern. that month of asset purchases could disrupt markets and bring about higher prices. in a news conference about the second day of the policy board meeting ben bernanke said those risks can be contained. >> the committee considered risks to financial stabili
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